Ken Cockburn

Ken Cockburn is a poet and translator based in Edinburgh. He often collaborates with visual artists on book, exhibition and public art projects. He brought out two books in 2018: his own collection, Floating the Woods, and Heroines from Abroad, a translation of poetry by German poet Christine Marendon. His translations from the German of Arne Rautenberg’s poems were collected as Snapdragon. He also runs Edinburgh Poetry Tours, guided walks in the city’s Old Town.

Photo: Arne Rautenberg


Scottish/Hungarian Translation Workshop Showcase »

Join us for the first outing of work created at this year's Edwin Morgan Trust translation workshop

Sat 9 March | 13:00 - 14:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Border Crossings »

Reading: Richard Gwyn, Arne Rautenberg, Ken Cockburn

Sun 10 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: A Conversation in Translation »

Poets and translators discuss how translation works as conversation

Sun 10 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Meet the Artist »

A chance to discover more about Arne Rautenberg's visual poetry

Sat 9 March | 14:40 - 15:10 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room